There is something so enchanting about snow. The way it falls softly to the ground and covers the earth in a giant white blanket makes everything seem so fresh and magical. Although I’m not the biggest fan of winter (it would be summer all year round if it was up to me 🙂 I do love adventuring out into a snowy open field to photograph my kids playing in the snow.
When snow is present, so is the cold. Taking photos of your kids outdoors in the winter can be very rewarding, so do your best to come out of hibernation and take advantage of the beautiful winter scenery.
Here are some photos of my 2 kids at High Park located at Toronto to inspire you to brave the start taking snowy, outdoors of your family. And yes, you can capture similar results with an iPhone. If you have yet to read my iPhone Photography tips here’s the link
Tips you can capture with your smartphone if you don’t own a DSLR camera.
- CAPTURE THE SNOW FALLING
The magical mood that is created when snow is falling really cannot be replicated. Make the most of it! Snowfall does not happen all too often in some parts of the world, so being ready to go when the snow starts falling is important. I usually have my next snow shoot planned out in advance so that I don’t miss any window of opportunity.
2. DRESS ACCORDINGLY, BUT STILL STYLISH
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – what you wear for photos makes a huge difference in how your photos will turn out. If you style your kids with nice tones and keep things simple – the result will be much much better. I do layer them and have them wear jackets right up until the moment I capture what I want.
3. TAKE PHOTOS FROM AFAR AND GET IN CLOSE
Make sure you take advantage of the beautiful scenery by stepping back and capturing a lot of the environment. Then get in really close and capture the details too.
4. KEEP KIDS WARM AND SAFE AT ALL TIMES
I always make certain that my kids are warm enough and have very quick access to a safe spot, warm blanket and hot chocolate. All of the photos you see in this post were taken in a location with extremely easy access to a warm location. When I start to get cold, I know it is time for us to go in and warm up.
So get out there and take advantage of the beautiful winter wonderland that may be present in your own backyard. My kids love winter and I am glad to be able to capture these important memories for them as they grow older.
Here are more blog posts in different locations in Toronto both outdoors and in-studio showing why you should hire a photographer to capture your beautiful family.
Family photo shoot at Scarborough Bluffs
Family and maternity photos at Scottsdale Farm
Family and cake smash photo shoot at Mint Room Studios
Family and cake smash photo shoot in The Solarium Studio
Family photos at The Evergreen Brickworks
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